Firefox Flicks promotional movie: Interview with the Red Panda

Some people may remember, Studio Girin participated last year to the Firefox Flicks 2012 contest. And we won a first place in New Technology category, section “Asia, Africa, Oceania”.

Well this year we decided not to participate officially. But Mozilla asked us if we wanted to make a small promotional movie for them, to promote this year’s contest. Other winners had interviews of their own that Mozilla edited, so we decided that would be cool to have an interview of Firefox. Because he was our “super-hero” in our 2012’s submission, and also because after all, we do animation movies! So let’s do a Firefox Interview!

To have a look at it, you can either go to the Firefox Flicks 2013 homepage, and you’ll find our video with the name “Girin Studio, Firefox and You” (the name of our 2012 submission, the new movie being called “Interview with a Red Panda“), or directly in Mozilla official Vimeo page. that we also embedded below:

Flicks 2012 Winners: “Firefox and You” from firefoxflicks on Vimeo.

One important point to note about this video is that it has been made fully with Free Software. From the Operating System (Linux), to the software (GIMP, Blender, Ardour, etc.), though Mozilla did minor edits on the finale version and I don’t know what they used, so I can’t promess an absolutely full Free Software stack actually, but at least on our side.

I will write later a postmortem with more details on our process, and you’ll even be able to download our raw files! (GIMP’s XCF files, .blend files, etc.) if you wish.

Note: even though the Vimeo page says that the video is in CC-by-nc-sa, this is a small typo-mistake. We asked Mozilla to release in CC-by-sa and they were obviously OK with it. So feel free to use it, spread it, modify it and do whatever you wish to do with it. Just keep our names in your own creation. 🙂